Back to SCHOOL often equals Back to STRESS for children with Tourette’s, their parents and their teachers. To the uniformed, symptoms of Tourette’s seem purposefully disruptive and “disobedient” to teachers. Additionally, tics and associated disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and/or learning disabilities often keep a child from performing to full potential.
Sheryl Kadmon, Executive Director of the Tourette Association of America – Texas Chapter, can help you and others understand this often baffling disorder and help you advocate successfully for your child in school. Learn diagnostic criteria for T.S.; categories and phenomenology of tics; associated disorders, such as OCD and ADHD; pharmacologic and other interventions; educational and social implications of the syndrome; accommodations and modifications for the classroom; and how to help prepare your children and yourself for maximum success in life.
These free presentations are perfect for parents, adults with TS, family, physicians, nurses, school personnel and teachers – anyone with an interest in learning about TS. Click on our Support link above for location/time details for each city or email TouretteTexas@aol.com for details. Also watch our Facebook and Twitter pages for specific details.
Tuesday, August 2 - San Antonio, 6:30p
Thursday, August 4 - Bryan/College Station, 6:30pm
Wednesday, August 10 - Katy/West Houston, 7:00pm
Thursday, August 11 - The Woodlands/North Houston, 7:00pm
Saturday, August 13- Tyler/Longview, 1:00pm
Saturday, September 10 - Dallas, 10:00am AND Fort Worth, 5:30pm
Tuesday, October 4 - Austin, 6:30pm